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ERIC Number: EJ927231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Organic Milk: Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side?
Palliser, Janna
Science Scope, v34 n8 p12-17 Apr 2011
This article looks at the costs and benefits of producing organic milk. To be organic, dairy farmers must use organic fertilizer and organic pesticides, and the cows are not given supplemental hormones or antibiotics--that is, the milk must be produced without chemicals, hormones, or antibiotics (Hannon 2009). The organic versus nonorganic world can be confusing. Is it worth it? It is certainly a personal decision, with health, economics, and values coming into play. Knowing more about food production and standards is critical: What are the health implications of food additives? What do studies say about the long-term implications of pesticide use, etc.? Thinking about what one eats, where the food comes from, and how it is produced is complex, but worthy of attention. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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